Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cancer Research Donation

My partner Sarah and I both currently have mothers fighting cancer. I had been thinking for a while that I would like to make regular donations to a charity that was important to us. There are many that we've considered but for now we're going with cancer research.

From now until January 2009 we'll be donating 10% of ALL sales (internet and craft show) to the Cancer Research Foundation. In January we'll decide if we can afford to continue with 10% and we'll decide if we're going to stay with the Cancer Research Foundation or change to another charity.

I'll post updates here to let you know how much we've been able to donate. I'll also do some poking around and see if I can find other Etsy shops donating to charities. I'll be sure to let you all know what I find.

There's little we can do right now to help our mothers - other than offering our emotional and sometimes financial support while we wait to see what happens. But it feels good to be able to contribute even a little towards finding a cure. Hopefully we can help save people in future generations from having to go through what our families are going through.


Anonymous said...

I recently lost my grandmother to kidney cancer and would like to thank both of you for doing this charity event.

Both of you and your families are in my prayers.

Made by Melissa said...

What a generous thing for you to do! My family is plagued by cancer and I donate to cancer charities as often as I can.

Maura said...

Wow, what a great thing for you guys to do!

Anonymous said...

This is just wonderful! We have all been touched by this disease somewhere in our lives, so I think it's a great thing you're doing :)